Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pineapple Upsidedown Pudding

    I first saw and ate pineapple upside down pudding at a family friend's place.  She is an exquisite cook but I never learned to make the cake from her.  I have seen her do it many times and the memory stuck.  Once I started baking and every time I think of making a cake in a jiffy which also looks good, I think of pineapple upside down cake/pudding.  Long back, I have seen that you stew the pineapple before you whip up an easy cake mix and pour over it to bake.  However, these days we have so much of canned pineapple and most recipes online and books here in US calls for canned pineapple.  Apparently, this is an easier method and thats what we have in recipe.

     How friends enrich our lives with their support and love!  A friend long ago introduced the cake to me and now with my new friend here in TN I baked it.  I have been blessed with some wonderful friends here  whom I spent a lot of time with.  We engage in some fun baking breads, cakes and the likes and its been a good experience.

  With Christmas round the corner and cold weather outside I hope you will enjoy this recipe with your friends and family.  Baking in the kitchen and having the house filled with the aroma of fruity pineapple makes this cake worthwhile.  Boil some apple cider or brew a cup of coffee to go with your cake.  If you happen to look out the window with this combination in your hands, believe me, you will see icy snow melt into joyous river.  Good food invokes pleasurable hallucinations.

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Ingredients:
Topping
Butter - 3 Tbspn
Pineapple - 1 can rounds
Marashino Cherries - to place in the middle of each pineapple round
Brown Sugar - 1/2 cup packed

Cake:
Butter/ Shortening - 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2
Vanilla - 1 tspn
Cake flour - 1 1/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tspn
Salt - 1/2 tspn
Reserved juice of pineapple - 1/2 cup

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Method:
1. Melt butter in your baking pan and add the brown sugar and arrange the pineapple as show in the picture with cut side of the marashino cherries facing you. (Once you flip the cake once baked you want the right side of the cherry to be seeing)
2. Beat sugar and butter for the cake together until fluffy.  Add one egg at a time and beat well after each addition. 
3. Add the vanilla essence and fold in the flour sifted with baking powder and salt alternating with a table spoon of the reserved pineapple juice
4. Once all of the flour and pineapple juice is folded in pour the cake mixture over the prepared baking pan with the pineapple and brown suge.
5. Bake at 350 D F for 45 - 50 minutes.
6. Let the cake stand 5 minutes out of the oven and then flip it over carefully.  You should get  the pineapple intact on top of the cake and warm brown sugar dripping around the cake giving it in a sugary wet coat.

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Contributor: Sunitha

52 comments:

  1. Very beautiful cake dear. Appreciate the efforts you have taken to bake this beauty.
    http://cooking-goodfood.blogspot.com
    Pari

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  2. BTW, your cake stand is equally beautiful.

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  3. Yummy pudding.....very well presented.

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  4. wow so beautifully presented..looks very yummy,thanks for sharing this nice recipe...

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  5. will be glad if u send this for Jingle Event,.looks so Christamsy,..

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  6. lovely cake gulohar.......i have made this cake before with recipe of nigella lawson..it is great too...i had this cake first time from my friedn and was in love with it...but cud not creat the same...:(...ur looks fantastic....

    BTW, i tried ur upma this morning and it turned out fantastic..myself and my son ate it alot...but 1 cup was too much for both of us...lol.......i think this is the first time that my upma came out good.....thanks for teh recipe.....WIth ur permission, shall i post it in my blog backlinking to urs?...let me know...
    Shabs....

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  7. WOW..looks awesome,came out so perfect...This is my hubby's fav cake...tempting presentation...

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  8. wow! yummmmmmmmmmmmmm and wonderful pudding with nice pictures.

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  9. Adipoli da..When I saw this cake for the first time I had no clue how they got the pineapple on the top ...lol...
    @Shabs : Thank you shabs..You made my day :D Feel free to post it in your blog, waiting to see that :-)BTW this cake is Sunitha's post.(I don't mind getting an extra compliment..lol)

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  10. Wow..looks awesome. One of my fav cakes:).

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  11. lovely cake dear......so delicious.

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  12. yummy...very beautiful..perfect for the upcoming season!thnx

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  13. I agree with u completely..I so wanna try this cake at this moment and eat it too..beautifully made

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  14. Amazing,wish i could eat them now :D cake has turned out so good.Never tried pineapple cake,gotta try it soon.Kewl work sunitha.

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  15. Wow Sunita.. you wowed me the first time I visited your blog! :)

    Great great work!

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  16. Sunitha, can cake get any better than this. I am so glad your shared your friend's recipe. After all, that is what its all about ~ sharing friendship through exchanging something someone made. Great photos, too. Many thanks

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  17. My all time fav..cake looks sooo beautiful..

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  18. Just love pineapple and this cake... very yummy and flavorful.. yours has come out so perfect and very eye catching :)

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  19. Oh wow!!! cake looks amazing...
    lovely post too..

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  20. Lovely cake...m going to mark this...

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  21. Delicious cake...love the beautiful presentation :)

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  22. Dear Sunitha
    Great cake indeed. Let me show it to my wife and nag her to bake it for me :-)
    Have nice day

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  23. thanks for stopping by my blog and your lovely comment.

    I love pineapples and this looks too yum :)

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  24. Beautiful pudding and the cake stand also. Good to have nice friends.

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  25. wht a lovely cake.. even more elegant is the thing u have put it in...

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  26. First time here you have a nice blog. Cake is lovely n nice presentation.Drop in sometime.
    www.simplysara07.blogspot.com

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  27. Awesome cake in a lovely stand. Looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Chitchat

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  28. Lovely cake....nice cake stand..

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  29. Is that a pudding or a cake ? looks yumm, have been craving something sweet whole day :)

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  30. Wow, I have never tried pineapple upside down cake. Looks so great!

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  31. Oh! That cake looks absolutely beautiful! It also sounds so delicious, thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe:)

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  32. That looks so beautiful..very nice presentation!

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  33. yummy cake you've got there!!

    a cup of black coffee along with it and it would be a perfect teatime for me :)

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  34. what a beautiful creation you made here!! i love pineapple so i will definitely love this cake! yummy

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  35. they look fabulous....i make them often..but with mangoes..turns out great...

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  36. Awesome...was waiting for this recipe.Thanks for sharing

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  37. looks simply superb, dear!!.....yummy recipe!

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  38. So beautiful! I love upside down cakes/puddings for the way it looks:)

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  39. Thank you all you lovely people for stopping by. Read all your wows and appreciation and I am happy as a lark.

    Peanutts - I knew it as pudding, however, cake makes more sense because according to me it has a cake texture and its known so in the US. I decided to put both names so that you could use whichever takes your fancy :)

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  40. Oh My !!! That looks awesome... Would love to try your recipe one day, Sunitha.

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  41. so perfect that I would not cut it.

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  42. That is one gorgeous loooking cake.I saw this cake on food network just last week and now I get to see the recipe and try to make it b4 Christmas. Great that you have baking buddies.

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  43. WOW!!It looks awesome and i cannot close my mouth yet!!

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  44. The cake looks heavenly and very eye-cathing with that simple yet elegant presentation!!!

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